Thursday, 15 December 2011

Miss Universe 1954

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I've neglected the Miss Universe posts for some time, but no more. Here is the third instalment, this time we look at 1954.

Charlein
Ivana
Shirley
Christiane
Maria Martha
Joyce Mary
Gloria
Marian
Isis Margarita
Myrna
Lenita
Jacqueline
Regina
Rika
Lilliam
Virgian Lee
Aviva
Maria Teresa
Meiko
Kae
Elvira
Moananui
Mona
Liliana
Isabella
Blesilda
Lucy
Marjorie
Ragnhild
Amara
Ana
Miriam
Evelyn Laura

Miss USA, Miriam Stevenson, became Miss Universe 1954. My favourite of the bunch is Rika. In Japanese, I believe, the name means 'true fragrance'. Again, the meaning largely depends on the kanji used.

Image: Miriam Stevenson.